Thought Of The Month: August 2019

“The Lazy Days of Summer” By: Vince DiPasquale We are now entering the one month of the year when the world seems to stop and we can smell the roses. Often, Mother Nature makes this the warmest month of the year. Maybe it’s about time we pay attention to good old Mother Nature. We all […]

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2019 Ten-Week Club Tickets are STILL on sale!

Don’t Miss Your Chances To Win! ($$$ Check Out Our Many Lucky Winners So Far! $$$) 1. Our first winner of $50 is Joe Curran. Congratulations, Joe!!!! 2. Our second winner of $100 is Michael Zorn. Congrats Michael! 3. Our third winner of $150 is Vaughn Frye. Congrats Vaughn! Each $25 ticket will give you […]

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New Meeting Begins August 7th @ 5:30 : ABA – Anorexia and Bulimia Anonymous (Open)

Beginning August 7th ABA – Anorexia and Bulimia Anonymous Every Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in Room 29 at The Starting Point. From ABA’s site (aba12steps.org) “Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA) is a fellowship of individuals whose primary purpose is to find and maintain recovery in our eating practices, and to help others gain recovery. The […]

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The Starting Point Inc. Needs Your Help!

“It is with much gratitude and love that we are asking for your help. We have begun a Go Fund Me campaign, and are trying to raise $50,000 to help stabilize Starting Point. We are working hard to hopefully, with God’s help and yours, buy the building that we are in, so we can have […]

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Thought Of The Month: June 2019

“God’s Messengers” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of June, the beginning of summer, a time to relax, sit back and reflect on our lives. As I look back on my own life, I am grateful to so many people who have touched my life and made a difference. It began back in the […]

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Opioids and the Older Adult \ “Education is Prevention” : Help The Starting Point to Share This Free Community Offering

Friends, With regards to the current crisis of opiate addiction, we are battling some frightening statistics: Almost one-third of all Medicare patients — nearly 12 million people — were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers, meaning they took them for reasons or […]

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Thought Of The Month: July 2019

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” By Vince DiPasquale The month of July is always dedicated to the theme of freedom and responsibility. Freedom is something we all take for granted to enjoy but really involves work and responsibility. Our 12 Step Program is the most spiritual formula to help us achieve serenity and peace. So many […]

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Thought Of The Month: May 2019

“Relationship with Self”          By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the very special month of May.  It’s a time to renew our relationships with nature and with each other.  This is the month when many of us experience spring fever.  It’s a time to shake off the cobwebs, get outside, and watch the flowers grow.  It’s also […]

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Thought Of The Month: April 2019

“No Pain, No Gain” By: Vince DiPasquale “April showers bring May flowers”; “No pain, no gain”; “Struggle is part of life”; “In each life a little rain must fall”; clichés that teach us the basic lesson of life. We have to work and invest in everything life offers that is worthwhile. We are asked each […]

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Thought Of The Month: March 2019

“The Grieving Process” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of March, a time to experience the ebb and flow of life. When I look at the setting sun I realize how nature tries to teach us the rhythm of life. Each day the sun rises and sets. At times we don’t see it because […]

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Thought Of The Month: February 2019

“LET GO AND LET GOD…” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of February, a time of preparation for spring. We all need time to be quiet and learn to wait with patience for the rebirth of new life. Nature is our greatest teacher. Our winter season reminds us to go within so that we […]

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Thought Of The Month: January 2019

“LOVE AND GENEROSITY” By: Vince DiPasquale It’s hard to believe that it’s a new year. It’s a time for renewal and a chance to rededicate ourselves to the main purpose of life, our spiritual journey of growth. We are taught by all the great teachers to continue to ask the ultimate question of life, “Who […]

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Thought Of The Month: Dec 2018

“Celebrating The Child” By: Vince DiPasquale   Welcome to the month of December, the month of the child.  Let’s take time to meditate this month on the simplicity of our inner child.  At the moment of our birth we were pure of spirit and connected to the Source of all life.  Things were not important, just […]

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Help Us to Help Others

Dear Friends and Family of The Starting Point, Each of you have a story and, like most stories, they have a starting point.  I didn’t realize I was abusing prescription drugs, but found heroin cheaper…  I had been drinking for 20 years when I met Vince…  How did I get here? When contemplating suicide for […]

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Thought Of The Month: Nov 2018

“Willingness, Humility & THANKSGIVING” By: Vince DiPasquale In case you missed this … Each morning begins a new day. Let us kneel before God, our creator and look at the earth and begin each day with a spirit of humility and gratitude, knowing that we are a part of God’s new day. As we enter […]

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